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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
bringÑi one of the city's bigge names in law enforcement, former nypd and lapd chief bill bratton in to help. the tough police style bratton is famous for is not for oakland. >> oakland residents have come out time and time again against things like loitering ordinances and curfews. >> bring in bratton and the fbi. >> reporter: for those living in the thick of it, they say enough is enough. it's time to get tough. >> they are violating everyone else's constitutional rights. we can't even walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: a live look at city hall. you can see that protesters have started to assemble outside city hall, and i can tell you that the police chief tells me he still believes that bratton is the best man for the job, the best person for the job. he plans to present a 30-slide power point presentation at tonight's meeting. he says he is more resolved than ever to bring bratton in. reporting live in oakland, jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> we'll cover tonight's meeting. brentwood, four teenagers recoveri
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
another law that says teachers can't have sex with students under 18. a grand jury indicted sara jones on first-degree sexual abuse and for using those text messages to lure him in. >> i didn't wrap my mind around it. i didn't even cry at first. it was deeper than that. there were no tears. and then my mom so calmly told me, and i've been charged, too. and i said, wait a minute, for what? >> cheryl jones, devoted mother, school principal had also been indicted, accused of tampering with evidence, trying to cover up her daughter's crimes by texting cody york to get rid of his cell phone before the cops came. >> i had no idea i was even considered for any kind of indictment. it totally floored me. >> they turned themselves in, and suddenly a new family portrait, mother-daughter mug shots, both thrown in the county jail. >> you were in jail with your daughter? >> i was in jail with my daughter. that's not one of the things that we had on our bucket list. >> the jones family scraped up the $80,000 cash bond, and hours later, they were out. >> i understand how severe a sex abuse crime
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
climate, we're going to do whatever we can to work with law enforcement. >> they're not taking him to prison, but they're just going to scare him, right. >> reporter: we're told the student was disciplined at school but because he's a minor, they can't say exactly what that was. i can tell you that he's expected to have a hearing with his parents coming up in the juvenile court system. reporting live in morgan hill, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> school officials in the east bay are investigating another extreme bullying incident. a scene that ends up with a student being flown to a hospital suffering a serious head injury. the principal of freedom high school says a girl attacked one of her classmates in the cafeteria on thursday after planning that fight with friends on instagram. the victim hit her head, ultimately had to be airlifted to a hospital. the girl who attacked her was arrested on suspicion of felony battery. >>> according to a pew research center study on cyber bullying, 14 to 17-year-old teens experience the most bullying. girls report more online harassment, bu
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
quote offer a budget. they haven't passed a budget in four years, even though we have a law that says we need a budget every year. we haven't seen any solutions offered by the president on how to get the budget balanced, pay down the debt, and no budget in four years. we need to figure out how to grow the economy, how to get opportunity. and if we have a debt crisis like they had in europe, everybody gets hurt. that's what we want to avoid. >> last week, senator schumer said, we'll do a budget. >> great. finally. it's been four years. >> but this is what he said has to be in it. >> you're going to need more revenue as well as more cuts to get the deficit down. i've talked to leader reid. budget claire murray. we're going to do a budget this year, and it's going to have revenues in it. and our republican colleagues better get used to that. >> so this is still a fight between how much spending cuts and how much taxes. the president got his -- >> well, simpson 3w0-bowles sai let's get rid of the high tax rates. the president doesn't want that. you had $1 trillion in tax increases with obama
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
newtown, connecticut. vice president joe biden is spearheading a public push for new gun laws that would strengthen background checks, limit high-capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the nra said it will fight the proposals, insisting that gun bans make no one safer. the senate is scheduled to begin hearings on the issue on wednesday. >>> san jose may soon start handing out bonuses to keep cops on the force. they're proposing the idea and say with so many cops leaving san jose, the city should consider giving officers 8% retention bonuses. >> it's critical for us to convey a strong message to all the rank and file in our department that we do value their hard work. we value their experience that they have. we're trying to do what we can within our means. when we didn't have the money, we had to cut. now we think we have some money, so let's do what we can. >> the idea set for discussion at a meeting on wednesday comes with a price tag of $7.5 million. leaders of the police officers union say they aren't sure what to make of the proposal, considering just a few weeks ago mayo
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Jan 28, 2013 12:00am PST
sit there and say we walked away from health care, what a mistake. it's now the law of the land and we have no way of influencing this legislation. and so there is a split among legislative conservatives and the fire and brimstone. chris: it seems a little less feeling about scorched earth. there are right ways to do progressive things. and there are wrong ways. >> and there are right ways to do things. but chuck's exactly right. the party is still very split. i think they're going to dig in and fight. it's going to be issue to issue and vary depending on what the subject is. i don't think anybody thinks that john boehner is going to let the country go off the fiscal cliff. he's not going to hurt the economy. he's not going to allow that to happen. chris: is he in control? >> that's the big question. chris: "national journal." a lot of reporting now that what's going to happen the republicans are going to go with -- they're going to let defense cuts take effect because that means a lot of the domestic cuts take effect which is conservativism and getting their way. also possibly hurting
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Jan 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
, connecticut. vice president joe biden is spearheading a public push for new laws that would strengthen background checks, limit high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the nra has said it would fight the proposals insisting bans make no one safer. the senate is scheduled it begin hearings on the issue this coming wednesday. >> san jose may soon start handing out bonuses to keep cops on the force. city councilmen stan la card doe and pete constant are proposing the idea and they say with so many cops leaving san jose, the city should consider giving officers 8% retention bonuses. >> it's critical for to us convey a strong message to all the rank and file we val i their hard work and serious risks they take and we're trying to do what we can within our means. we had to cut. now we think we have some money so let's do what we can to keep the wheels on. >> the idea comes with a price tag of $7.5 million. leaders of san jose's police officer's union say they aren't sure what to make of the proposal considering a couple of weeks ago, the mayor was considering more police layoffs and
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
washington and cities across the country, people rallied for new gun control laws. the march on the nation's capitol was modest for such a view. >> they marched to send a message about gun violence. about 100 parents from newtown connecticut, the scene of last month's deadly elementary school attack. >> i feel hopeful, cautiously optimistic, i hope this is start of a bigger movement to keep not only our children safe but the citizens. >> it was one of several organized in cities across the united states, from san francisco to new jersey. >> i hope that the power of regular people will actually assert itself, in contrast to lobbying power of the nra. >> they say they're gearing up for an all out battle, insisting gun bans make no one safer. vice president biden is spearheading public push for new gun legislation that will strengthen background checks, limit high capacity ammunition magazines and get assault weapons off the streets. >> this is about action. no more talk. if not now, when. >> the american debate over guns. hitting home in the nation's capital. brian moore, nbc news, wa
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
experienced how careless handle of our information by law enforcement and irresponsible headlines endangers private citizens. and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan was cleared of sending inappropriate emails to jill kelley. >>> senate majority leader harry reid appears to be reversing course and pushing ahead with possible gun legislation. after meeting with fellow democrats he told reporters he expects to have a free amendment process on gun legislation. it's unclear if an assault weapons ban would be included. he said he directed the judiciary committee to take up measures called for by president obama. reid has previously said poses a bill banning assault weapons which stands little chance of passing the house. a bitterly cold arctic blast is gripping half of the nation this morning, making the most basic outside activities treacherous. exposure to the weather is expected in at least four deaths. dangerously low temperatures are shutting down schools and causing water main breaks. warming centers have extended hours to help the influx of homeless people and those without heat. on tue
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
bunched this one over to friday. in the last 40 years one of the biggest changes had been state laws, just in the last couple of years there have been 135 new restrictions mainly by republican legislators on abortion and that has some pro choice activists concerned. they say the big issue is now access. our latest nbc/wall street journal poll shows public opinion is still firmly behind roe v. wade with seven out of ten saying it should be the law of the land. those who disagree will be on the mall today. thousands of them, and among the speakers republican house speaker john boehner and former republican presidential candidate rick santorum. >> thank you. >>> manti te'o speaks in his first on-camera interview since the girlfriend hoax story broke. thursday, te'o told katie couric he was absolutely not in on the prank. and that he was a victim. he admitted to misleading journalists by sticking to the story after the fact saying he was scared. te'o played couric a voice mail message left to him by the unidentified woman. >> hi, i'm just letting you know i got here and i'm getting ready
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
wife had died of a gun shot wound to the head. a few minutes later, mary and his brother-in-law joe came rushing in. the girlfriend was undone by the awful news. >> i'm blown away in shock. i wasn't even related to her, and i was devastated and i was crying and i was upset. >> but there was someone that didn't seem as upset as mary was, the new widower, michael george. why was she so suspicious of the comic bookman? >>> coming up, an untroubled husband with a very troubled marriage. >> we started receiving phone calls. we might want to look at his relationship with his employee renee. >> real cozy. you checked it out? >> yes. >> when "dateline" continues. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady ♪ who's that lady? [ female announcer ] used mops can grow bacteria. swiffer wetjet starts with a clean pad every time, and its antibacterial cleaner kills bacteria mops can spread around. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ lovely lady i love the fact that quicken loans provides va loans. quicken loans understood the det
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
will make an arrest and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. again, we want people to come to san francisco, and weigh want them to celebrate responsibly. >> police arrested dozens of people when celebrations got out of control. vandals overturned cars, destroyed property, and started fires. >>> dozens of san francisco restaurants could be in hot water for failing to spend surcharges on employers as required. businesses were supposed to set aside up to $3 an hour per worker for health care costs. restaurants charged customers $2 to pay for that program. the city attorney says only about a third of the $14 million collected went to paying for the program. the offending unnamed restaurants have until april 10 to comply or face consumer fraud lawsuits. >>> it's not getting any easier for apple. another setback for the company and its investors today. our business and tech reporter, scott budman. scott, it seems the bleeding isn't stopping. >> reporter: not yet. investors are trying to figure out where shares fit in between increased sales but skyrocketing expectations
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
school of law. marla has more on what clinton is expected to say. good morning. >> good morning. here is a copy of secretary clinton's testimony. it is embargo'd. i can paraphrase it for you. the work they still have to do in order to protect personality. the united states has 275 posts around the world. she reminds congress since the deadly september 11 attack she has taken responsibility. first up she'll go before the senate foreign relations committee. the questioning will last for 90 minutes. at 11:00 a.m. our time she'll face the house foreign relations committee and answer another 90 minutes of questions. the questions focus on the state department's initial response to the u.s. consulate bombing in benghazi that left a bay area native and u.s. ambassador chris stef s dead with three other americans. a live look now. she's set to take a seat to begin the hearing. many think the initial response was a cover-up. the white house administration backed off the idea that the attack was. today is her time to face the music. ironically john kerry is expected to be confirmed as the next
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Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
consistent with colorado grand jury law. the ramseys and their now adult son burke were exonerated in the case in july of 2008. >>> a young man died in his morgan hill home early this morning and now a santa clara county sheriff says the death is suspicious. deputies responded to reports of gunshots near oak valley road and shielda avenue. when deputies arrived a neighbor told them a man might be dead in his home. they found a 30-year-old man inside unresponsive and efforts to resuscitate the 30-year-old man were unsuccessful. >>> a neighborhood safety meeting drew so many residents that they didn't fit in the pizza parlor where that meeting was being held. they were drawn to the meeting because of a recent rash of thefts and burglaries. one of them, highly pubably sized home invasion. neighbors stand together. >> tonight the council member held a meeting on safety tips, to let the neighbors know how to protect each other and how to keep an eye open for each other and organize through the neighborhood watch program and ultimately be the eyes and the ears of the police department. >> r
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
the phone and driving is a good example. experts believe these findings support stricter laws limiting you cell phone use while in the car. >>> and now an update on the investigation into boeing's 787 dreamliner. federal officials said today they are still far from determining a cause. we were expecting new information about the fires and failures of lithium iron batteries aboard two green liners. no one was injured but the faa grounded all 50 planes in service. the san jose-to-japan flights have been canceled through at least january 28th. >>> apple stock continued to slide today. it fell $63 today, more than 12%, to $450 a share. that's down $250 to september. the slump took billions out of apple's overall worth, what business analysts call the market cap. apple was so big, so huge the value of its loss is bigger than the total gross domestic product of afghanistan and bolivia combined. >>> freedom this is freedom, to create and to do and to build and artist as individuals. >> look, you're overreacting. even if you were developing this for freaks like us, i doubt you e, nobo
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Jan 29, 2013 11:00am PST
here. today, president obama laying out a plan to overhaul the nation's laws, beef up the pord border and keep 11 million immigrants here in the country. tracie potts is in washington with a look at this plan, the hurdles and motivation. >> reporter: if congress drags its feet on imgrag, the white house has a plan ready. president obama will lay it out today in las vegas. the white house says it's similar to what four democrats and republicans did this monday. >> we're going to get pushback, but i think most americans are saying let's get this fixed. >> the plan puts illegal immigrants at the back of the line for citizenship after it passed background checks and learned english. the key for conservative support will be whether more border security comes first. >> no one should expect the members of the senate are just going to rubber stamp why a group is met and decides. >> we will never put these individuals on a path to citizenship until we have fully secured our borders. >> advocates say they'll push the plan. >> we're also going to be marching and rallying. >> we have to support o
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
said he believes gun control laws should be handled at the state and federal level. >> 4:35. san jose police are trying to figure out if a car jacking is linked to monday's home invasion at an up scale neighborhood. we were the first to bring you the details on the robbery. four hours before the robbery monday night an elderly man was carjacked in front of his home. that happened near the intersection of redman avenue andle wallace drive. police say two men attacked the victim and took his car. that carjacking happened two and a half miles away from the home invasion robbery. in that attack, two to three men forced their way into a home on brett hart drive, tied up the elderly couple that lived there and ransacked the home before leaving in the victims' cars. >> the lafayette school district making a safety change in the wake of last month's sandy hook school shooting. the district planning to replace classroom door locks with some that can be locked from the inside. the current doors can be locked only from the outside using a key. it will cost less than $60,000 to replace the locks
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Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
for conviction under the law. >>> san francisco's mayor ed lee delivering his state of the city address this morning. he will outline the plans for san francisco and that starts at 10:00 and of course you might imagine one reference to the big-time upcoming super bowl. >>> the giants trophy tour continues tonight making an appearance in antioch. fans get a glimpse of the antioch community center. it will be there between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. quite a sight there. >>> hopefully in a little over a week we'll have a lombardi trophy for the niners to show off to everybody. >> what a year in sports. >> what's happening outside? >> what a year in weather. it's been a boring january so far. a wet december though and that's why we are still above average in terms of where we're running your rainfall totals for this time of year. we had a deficit this time last year. 39 degrees. chilly out there in livermore this morning. 40 in san jose. 38 degrees to start the day in gilroy. grab your coat. leave the umbrella at home. we're done with the showers at least for this week. temperatures look to
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
values through strength of arms and the rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east because our interests and our conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the magicalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes, tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. it is the star that guides us still,
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
a balance between respecting the rule of law and adhering to the reality of the day. and i think marco rubio probably touched on it. i support and agree with the principles he laid out as far as earned legalization. making sure people don't cut in line but fixing the problem. we did reform in '86 and again in '96. it's a system that's broken that needs fixing. and many of us who have been involved in this issue over the years. immigration is a good thing. that's what america is. it's a melting pot. we think this is good. we need to make sure it works. i think there are republicans and democrats, many of us are talking to each other, that can come together with a good solution to make sure that this problem is fixed. once and for all. and i think those rubio principles do a really good job of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the rule of law, and respecting those who came here for a better life. >> and do you see that getting done this year? >> i do. that's one of the areas where i feel that i think the president has a big speech coming up. the question that many of
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00am PST
where it affects the school climate, we're going to do what we can to work with law enforcement to make sure that's corrected. >> morgan hill police say the bully was trying to get the other students to use marijuana and when they declined, the relationship was severed. apparently a number of parents are supporting this zero tolerance policy. the student we are told has been disciplined at the school but because he's a child, the principal couldn't elaborate on how he was disciplined. reporting live in morgan hill, christie smith, "today in the bay." >>> school officials in the east bay are investigating another extreme bullying incident that ended with a student being flown to a hospital with serious head injuries. the principal of freedom high school say a girl attacked one of her classmates in the cafeteria thursday after planning the fight with friends on instagram. the victim hit her head and had to be air lifted to a hospital. the girl who attacked her was arrested on suspicion of felony battery. >>> san jose police are now on the hunt for multiple suspects linked to the city
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Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
laws he was accused of breaking. bottom line, jon and marla, to two cases pursued by the obama justice department. there is disagreement that charges be being pursued in the administration. google avoided a huge problem when ftc declined to pursue charges. some disappointment from tech. >> thank you so much. >> meteorologist christina loren joining us on set for great weekend. we'll get rain this week. >> we're going to get a little bit this week. more so for the coming weekend. that's why i was urging you to get outdoors last friday. i saw the showers coming for saturday and sunday. all the models have been bringing in the rain and cold but we'll hold that off until saturday and sunday. that's when our wet pattern starts. may get fog and drizzle on wednesday. that's the only heads-up i'll give you for now. you'll have to wait for the seven-day outlook. 31 degrees in gilroy to start. good morning, livermore. 37 degrees in san mateo. a cold start to the day. we have a good looking afternoon shaping up with temperatures approaching the 70s in the south bay. that's going to be the
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Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
don't have a problem if you have a gun, but the federal laws say you can't have a gun if you're a criminal, a substance abuse person, psychiatric problems or a minor. and then congress doesn't vote money to fund enforcement, and it's too easy to avoid all the background checks. the laws don't apply to gun shows and to internet sales, which is 40% of the guns. and the guns are getting into the hands of the wrong people. if you are responsible and you're an adult and you don't have a criminal record, nothing wrong with you having a gun. for protection for yourself or hunting or whatever. target practice, whatever you want to do. but there's certainly a whole bunch of people who should not get guns. we could stop it. we just don't seem to have the courage to do it. >> jimmy: what can we do? should we write -- [ applause ] >> you can -- around this country, call your congressman and your senator. you can get their numbers in the phone book or in new york from 311. and you say -- >> jimmy: the phone book. [ laughter ] >> they still have phone books. and it's on your smartphone. it's on
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
project, his hope to overall the state's landmark environmental law and change how california school districts are funded. we'll be streaming the state of the state live on our website. that's nbcbayarea.com and it all gets started at 9:00 this morning. we also have a crew at the state capitol and we will bring you a live report from sacramento during our 11:00 a.m. newscast. laura and jon? >> thank you. >>> coming up, is he the victim of a hoax or in on that plot? what manti te'o is telling katie couric in his first tv interview since the online scandal first surfaced. >>> quest for six. full 49ers coverage including how the niners quarterback is making himself a household name and why the nfl is acting like the fashion police just ahead. >>> 22 minutes until the open of the market with apple weighing heavily on investors' minds. we'll look at numbers coming up. >>> a look outside live at the hp pavilion after sharks start out 2-0 on the road. they have the home opener tonight taking on phoenix coyotes. we're back in a matter of minutes. these sweet honey clustery things have fiber?
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
police department. mayor chuck reed who chairs the committee has said he believes gun control laws should be handled at the state and federal level. >> less than an hour from now, secretary of state hillary clinton will be on the hot seat on capitol hill. she's being questioned about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. marla joins us now with more on what's expected to be a very intense hearing for the secretary of state. good morning. >> good morning. secretary clinton was supposed to sit in the hot seat in december. that's when she got sick. it's been postponed until today. we are just about 30 minutes away from the first round. the questions will focus on the response to the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens. she'll answer to two committees, both looking for accountability. did secretary clinton deny request for more security at the benghazi compound before the december 1 is 1 attack? that's one of the questions she'll likely face. many republicans think the state department's initial response was a d
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> reporter: border patrols, employer verification, a guest worker program, green cards for math and science grads and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> americans support it in poll after poll. secondly latino voters expect it. democrats want it. republicans need it. >> reporter: both sides need it. for president obama immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. >> there's room for us to come together and get something done. >> reporter: for republicans it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. >> we're losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> reporter: the president will talk about it in vegas. >> is he looking to play politics or solve the problem. >> reporter: the president speaks tuesday. lawmakers lay out their reform plan today. what we'll see today is just an outline. remember, they have to work out details. snoom of them. >>> president obama and secretary of state clinton were
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Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> that approach features a path to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in this country. it has the backing of three of the top democrats and three top republicans, including florida's marco rubio and arizona's john mccain. >> we can be go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> reporter: immigration reform is one of the few issues in washington on which both sides are calling for sweeping reform. >> i know there are a lot of democrats in congress who once and for all want to solve this problem, fix this mess. a broken immigration system and many agree with that. >> i see things once off the table for agreement and discussion. being on the table. >> reporter: there are potential sticking points. >> i think enforce many has to be a big part of it. >> reporter: republicans demand better protection and company cracking down on hiring illegal immigrants. fine print that will come into sharp he focus as washington reopens the case for immigration reform. brian moore, nsa n
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
under the law. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside oakland's university and killing seven people is back in court today. a judge will determine whether one goh will be held until he is deemed competent to stand trial. he'll most likely be treated for schizophrenia at napa state hospital. the court will receive a progress report every 90 days. earlier this month a judge decided goh was incompetent to stand trial. prosecutors say he plans the killing spree after becoming angry with school officials over a tuition dispute. >>> some quirky fixtures with tiny beards and mini little pants on there in oakland could be removed by pg&e. they wear knickers. dozen of tiny gnomes have popped up attached to fences and power poles there. pg&e says it's concerned that the screws they drill into the walls there to will compromise the structural integrity of the phone poles and prompt others to attach creations to the poles which creates a maintenance issue for utility workers. but neighbor say the gnomes bring joy to passers by and prompting gnome hunts out there. and the neighbors, some
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Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
, republican state legislatures have passed 135 laws restricting access to abortions. sarah weddington argued the landmark case before the supreme court. >> you may proceed whenever you're ready. >> we do not ask this court to rule that abortion is good. >> reporter: sarah weddington today -- >> now, all of the issue is, but will abortion be available? because at the states, there are so many restrictions being passed. >> reporter: congress has forbidden federal funding for most abortions and only 17 states fund abortion for low income women. and modern prenatal imagery gives abortion opponents a new way to make their case. >> before it was a philosophical argument. now they're looking at another human being saying there's two people to think about. >> reporter: an emotional and legal debate that continues to this day. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> big news in the world of education. federal officials say the high school graduation rate is going up. the nationwide average climbed to just above 78% in 2010, the last year with numbers available. there's a lot of work yet to
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Jan 25, 2013 7:00am PST
property. >> reporter: assuming the bank does not step forward, under florida law, the mansion could be barbosa's if he maintains the house and pays the taxes for the next seven years. in a statement, bank of america says it's aware of neighbors' concerns, adding, there is a certain legal process we are required by law to follow, and we have filed the appropriate action. the bank is taking this situation seriously and we will work diligently to resolve this matter. the taxes on this house is $39,200 a year. experts say this is a growing problem in florida. right here in this county, palm beach county, florida, there have been six adverse possession claims just this month. willie? >> wow. kerry sanders in boca raton. just looking behind you, that man has been living large lately. it looks like this dream may be over. >> i don't think he'll make it to the seven years. it looks like the bank has already asserted its ownership. it looks like the good times will be ending for this young man, but good for him for filing the paperwork. >>> we want to take a turn and get a check of the weather
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Jan 25, 2013 2:05am PST
at a law firm, and her mom passed away. she's going through a lot of stuff. >> she's really -- this is a really transitional time for carrie right now. it's her first sort of romantic relationship, her first real job, and we'll see her get more and more involved. >> her first relationship in new york city too. she's a connecticut kid who falls in love with the city. >> and fashion, yes. >> and she carries a purse, and there was like a mistake, wasn't there, on her purse? what happened? >> her rebellious little sister accidentally spilled nail polish all over her mom's old purse. so cari instead of getting upset she kind of reinvents it with her own sort of artwork. >> she gets some traction with that? >> it's set in the 1980s. did you get attracted any of the fashion? >> at first i was a little hesitant. was i going to be goofy? eric damon is our costume designer, and he did "gossip girl." he is very talented. his whole team. >> we wish you the best with this. it's on cw. >> thanks. >> coming up. >> two women will be sexy in the city today after their ambush makeover. big reveal com
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
overhaul the nation's laws, beef up the border and keep more than 11 million people illegal immigrants in this country. "today in the bay's" tracie potts joins us live in washington d.c. let's talk about the difference between this plan and the one that congress announced just yesterday. >> reporter: the white house says for the most part it's going to be the same. big components like more border security and something senators were calling for and also a path to citizenship for people who are in this country illegally. one thing that could be different is the president is expected to talk about same-sex immigrants and the benefits and rights they would have under this new comprehensive plan. that's something that was not mentioned and pointed out by some was not mentioned at all by the lawmakers yesterday. >> interesting. do you think that's going to be one of the major hurdles to the president getting his plan passed? >> reporter: it could be because it's been a big issue here and other pieces of legislation here on capitol hill. the big challenge here is going to be conservatives parti
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> gay rights advocates are praising the president's speech, but critics including brian brown, president of the national organization for marriage, says he took offense to some of the president's remarks today. he says it was inappropriate when the president mentioned the 1969 stonewall riots in new york city which launched the gay rights movement and linked them to other civil rights struggles. and now that the work is over as you saw a few minutes ago it is party time. coming up we'll get back and give you another insider's look at some of the festivities and preparations to make it happen. >>> the first time in 18 years the 49ers are back in the super bowl. if you were around here in the mid-'90s and 1980s, you know how wild the bay area gets with 49ers fever. this time something totally new for the 49ers and the nfl. you probably know by now, sibling rivalry, two brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. we have extensive coverage tonight of the super bowl. ji
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Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
, it's great that they can give back to the community. i know i was in the military and law enforcement, but to see this many people here during this project was just amazing. >> sean and his wife are planning to celebrate their new yard with a huge super bowl party for his extended family and today's volunteers are invited. >> absolutely. >>> air national guardmen from the are deploying to afghanistan and the horn of africa this week. the 75 citizen air mann will be deployed for 4 1/2 months to provide search and rescue support from moffett field. >> our mission is to save lives. we're a rescue unit. we're going to go back to afghanistan. our helicopters, our crews will be there for about 41/2 months. and their job is to rescue anybody in need, whether it's u.s. forces, coalition members or afghan nationals. >> in addition to the wartime mission the unit works closely with the coast guard on state missions. >> how one south bay school is turning the tables on the traditional teaching methods to give children more access to technology. >> i'm sam brock. today was a glorious
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Jan 28, 2013 2:00am PST
legitimately. and the recipient is allowed to pay for the medical expenses. the law is only broken when the donor actually profits from doing this. >> but no hospital would do a transaction where someone would profit from it? >> not knowingly, no. in other countries it's legal, but here, no. >> and there is another on-line ad. >> this one advertises practically free kitchens for sale. the problem is, when we investigated, the guy who owns the company tried to raise the roof. >> i said get off my property! >> when "dateline" continues. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's durable, and scrubbable. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life? bring it with bounty basic. the strong but affordable picker-upper... now costs even less. i feel more inspired. more positive. [ male announcer ] only lipton adds fresh-pressed tea leaves to its new great tasting blend. drink new lipton and you'll be surprised how gr
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
enact stricter gun laws, biden held a roundtable discussion in the traditionally gun friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out e-mails to supporter, writing, tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue. in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation, including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and bans on assault weapons. california senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that is more strict than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so up hill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby, the national rifle association. released this statement. the american people know gun bans do n
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Jan 29, 2013 7:00am PST
. causing for stronger border security. >> being a nation of laws goes hand in hand with being a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: white house officials also praising the proposal of a bipartisan group of senators announced monday. lawmakers say now is the time to tackle immigration. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children, while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> reporter: the plan would require undocumented immigrants seeking a green card and eventually citizenship to register with the federal government. pay fines and back taxes, undergo criminal background checks and learn english. all of that is contingent on border security being strengthened. >> we have to ensure we don't do anything that encourages people to come here illegally in the future. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >> reporter: analysts say with the power of hispanic voters growing rapidly, the politics are right. >> the fact in washington bo
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Jan 23, 2013 12:35am PST
more than 400 new laws that took effect in the u.s. this week, even though not one of you banned these. [ laughter ] i cannot -- do you have one of those? >> miles: i've never worn then. >> jimmy: you look like someone that would wear them. [ laughter ] >> miles: what is that supposed to mean? why would you? why would you? >> jimmy: i'm just kidding. i mean, does anyone out there wear those things? those gorilla feet things? i mean, imagine -- you run in it and it -- and -- >> miles: peel them off. every toe is like -- [ laughter ] i might get a pair. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, lobsters, for always looking like you're putting things in quotes. [ laughter ] >> miles: yeah, great. [ applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you, co-worker who answers the question "how were your holidays?" with an insane amount of detail, for not understanding that all i wanted was a simple, "good." "well, first, me and margie took the kids up." [ laughter ] ♪ thank you, college bowl games, for being, at best, the third most important type of bowl for college students. ♪ thank you, gyms, for reporting a 30% rise i
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
. biden is examining mental health in the context of gun control. california's mental health law approved eight years ago by voters raises $1 billion a year through special tax on millionaires. steinberg wants the feds to launch similar programs in all states. >>> lawmakers introduced a bill to improve access to a procedure in california. members of the state's women's health alliance gathered to support the proposal. it would improve a woman's access to abortion clinics by authorizing trained nurse practitioners, certified nurse mid wives and physicians' assistants to give all women better access to safe, medical care. >> it's not going to change people's behavior whether they get pregnant or not. women don't get pregnant to have an abortion. that's a myth our opponents like to perpetuate. >> the fundamental right to make their own -- >> supporters say they're confident the bill will pass this year. >>> it appears benjamin netanyahu is on course for a third term as prime minister. cheers erupted from the crowds in israel as he came out on top. in today's parliamentary elections.
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Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
brother and sister-in-law as any other soldier that got off the plane 4 1/2 months away and want to get invited. >> reporter: no doubt fueled by criticism of othearlier comment saying he killed taliban fighters perhaps sounding cavalier. >> take a life to save a life. if the people -- if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guy, then, you know, we'll take them out of the game, i suppose. >> reporter: even compared the deadly weapons in his helicopter with video game control. >> the trigger grip, too, designed for this younger generation, let's put it that wa way. >> with my friends, i like to play, it's quite useful. >> reporter: some in the afghan government complained and asked back home why he was more reflective. >> supporting the afghan people and expected to do things wearing this uniform, put it that way. >> reporter: the simple truth about war is this. >> there's nothing normal about war we've been doing 4 1/2 month, nothing normal about what's going on there. in the last day i was there, a 7-year-old girl got shot down by negatives. normality is a very ambiguous thi
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Jan 23, 2013 7:00am PST
, calling on congress to pass new laws to protect the privacy of people who report crimes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >>> highlights of president obama's second inaugural, beyonce's starring rendition of the star spangled banner. was she actually singing it live? stephanie gosk has more on that. >> u.s. marine corps put out a statement saying that no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether the performance was live or not. the star did rely on a prerecording and the band wasn't actually playing either. by the time beyonce got to the rockets red glare ♪ and the rockets red glare >> there was no doubt she was nailing the national anthem. but the nation, the president and the world watching and listening. ♪ the brave >> now there are doubts that she pulled off the flawless live performance everyone thought she did. >> i don't know about you. i'm always so relieve when they hit it out of the park. that is a hard song to sing. >> reporter: the head of the marine corps band tells nbc news her voice was prerecorded and so was the band. to be fair, it was st
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
argue she didn't deceive anyone in the case which is an element needed for conviction under the law. >>> some quirky little fixtures in oakland could be removed by pg&e. dozens of tiny painted gnomes popped up all over the city attached to fences and power poles. they are kind of cute. pg&e says it's concerned the screws holding the gnomes in place will compromise the structural integrity of the utility pole and prompt others to attach other creations to the poles which would create a severe maintenance issue for utility workers. neighbors say gnomes bring joy and so neighbors believe they should just be left alone. >>> the world's biggest video game manufacture errs have a co activity. scott mcgrew has results. our home team. our hometown company. give us good news. >> absolutely. last year ea said that giants would take it and they did. the simulation has been right the last seven of nine times. let's go to the tape. it's the very end of the game here. the ravens are up by three. 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter. kaepernick gets the play. he has no tattoos. gets the play. he
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Jan 27, 2013 6:00am PST
her daughter back in 2011. she owes half a million dollars and more to the law enforcement and irs. >>> how about this car chase in oklahoma. one of the suspects reaches down, unhooks a trailer. the chase hits speeds up to 100 miles per hour. two men and a woman were arrested. police have not said what led to this chase. >>> have you ever saw lester react to a snake you will understand the following story. big strapping athlete facing off with a very cute animal. guess who wins in it was a bat. it flu onto the court between marquette and providence last night. it tortured them. look at this. what is that? a few brave souls tried to battle the bat. it was bat 1, athletes 0. that is all the important news. >> i could have handled the bat. >> really? >> ducking here. >> it was you to snake as they are to bats. >> bats don't freak me out like these guys. >> he says that now. >> let's go get a bat and see. actually, let's not. >> let's just talk about it. stephanie abe raplgs rams is ba. >> we are seeing the system right in the middle of the u.s. stretching from the plains down into tex
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00am PST
an element needed for conviction under the law. >>> 49ers getting ready for the super bowl, giants trophy tour continues this evening. that world series trophy making an appearance in antioch. fans there can get a glimpse of the antioch community center on 1 lone tree way and a chance to get the picture taken with that lovely piece of hardware. two of them from 2010 and 2012. it will be there between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. >>> the ever so popular beta breaker is just a few months away but we learn the race's main sponsor just backed out. will the 102nd running race continue? bob redell has that story. good morning, bob. >> reporter: this has organizers doing some running of their own trying to chase down a new backer for this foot race that runs here in san francisco. as you mentioned, there's not much time. the race is scheduled for may 19th. the chronicle is reporting this morning that a website that allows you to make your own t-shirts has dropped out as the main sponsor after it couldn't come to an agreement with organizers. they were the race's third sponsor in a decade having pai
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
violence once the law lapsed. >> during the 10 years that the assault weapons ban was in effect, the use of those weapons in crime went down a significant percent an. >> senator, is there any gun regulation, any restriction of gun rights, you could accept or vote for? >> sure. i think the fact that we have background checks with people buy firearms and we prevent felons and those with serious mental illness acquiring them, those make perfect sense. >> so a background check is something you could support? >> well, the background checks are in place when a licensed firearms dealer sells firearms. and there's a lot of room for improvement -- >> but 45% of sales are citizen to citizen. that's the loophole we talk about. >> that statistic is pretty bogus. it's based on a study before the background checks were put into place. so that study is highly questionable, that 45%. >> wayne lapierre never questioned that study when i brought up that point. he questioned feasibility and collecting records, but still there is a loophole that a lot of people would like to correct. >> there actually i
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Jan 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
back the obama administration's push for stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns, elected officials, and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious can bring about some change. >> reporter: smaller gun control rallies across the nation today including this one in new jersey.
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
area news. >> that's quite a total. thank you. >>> supporters of new gun control laws also gathered in san francisco today as part of a nationwide effort. >> gun control now! >> the walk along the field drew members of the newly formed grassroots group called one million moms for gun control. they're committed to passing what they call common sense gun control laws in the united states. >> no one can stand on the sidelines anymore. this affects everybody. no one's immune, and no one's safe as long as the military-style assault weapons are available legally in this country. >> members are pushing for a ban of military-style assault weapons, a limit on the amount of ammunition that can be sold and more thorough background checks. >>> there was a similar scene across the country in washington, d.c., today. hundreds joined a silent march through the nation's capital. among those in attendance, 100 parents from newtown, connecticut. >> feel hopeful. cautiously optimistic. and i hope this is just the start of a bigger movement to keep not only our children safe but the citizens. >> vice pres
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you, god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> well, this year the inauguration fell on the martin luther king jr. holiday. after being sworn in monday, president obama paused for a moment of reflection in front of the bust of the leader at the capitol rotunda. he was joined by the first lady and congressional leaders. >>> but the president wasn't the only one in the spotlight monday. first daughters sasha and malia obama had quite a few scene-stealing moments of their own. malia busted out some dance moves for her mo
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Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
, the military requested the right to arrest civilians who break the law, this general said. two years ago, egypt's street full of optimism and hope as united people toppled a dictator. today, stifling tear gas and plumes of smoke filled the air of a divided country. egypt's police are struggling to cope with the protesters. they, too, have suffered losses and are angry. when the country's interior minister came today to pay his respects to fallen policemen, he was hackled by grieving colleagues and their families. and as it has for the past three days, night fall brought more violence. tonight, outside a luxury five-star cairo hotel. with a predictable-like precision, police charged the crowd, firing tear gas but minutes later, protesters returned, lobbing stones and setting fires to block roads. there are few words president morsi can say to calm these protesters. this man tells me that the president must resign and a new constitution must be written. another says only protests work with a regime that kills its people. president mohamed morsi has invited members of the leading
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Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
reaches the school climate, we're going to do what we can do work with law enforcement to make sure that's corrected. >> reporter: morgan hill police arrested a 13-year-old for bullying two other students. he verbally and physically taunted them, shooting plastic b.b.s at them. >> the bully was trying to get the other two to use marijuana. when they declined, the relationship was severed. >> reporter: a school resource officer told the bully to stop. >> he knew his behavior was wrong. and went home and contacted the victims again through text messages, facebook and in person. >> reporter: parents are glad britton middle school and the police stopped the bullying before it escalated. >> think of all of the bullies or attempted to have been bullied by somebody. and it's not fun. and one never forgets it. >> reporter: the principal says a strong message of zero tolerance is needed, when teachers and parents want to keep kids safe on campus. >> if kids stop for a minute before they hit send, before they say that extra word, before they repeat that bit of gossip, about how it feels when
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